There is nothing in the world like health. Live cleanly, and the high thinking will look after itself – or at least won’t matter. Physical condition – there’s nothing like it.
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers.
Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.
Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.
Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or evil, stupidity.
Together with the Works of Mercy, feeding, clothing and sheltering our brothers, we must indoctrinate.
But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell.
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.